The Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has promised to help families of Big Bullets Balaka supporters who died last Saturday in a car accident at Chitale along the Blantyre-Zalewa Road.
Four people died in the accident while several others were injured. The supporters were on their way to watch a Blantyre derby involving Bullets and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers at Kamuzu Stadium after the Toyota Hiace minibus they boarded collided with a Hotel Victoria minibus.
Speaking in Balaka after cheering the victims at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre, Zomba Central Hospital and Balaka District Hospital, Sulom vice-president Daud Suleman said the flagship football league governing body was shocked by the tragic accident.
“We are very saddened by the tragic events that occurred to these football lovers. We will try as much as possible to extend a helping hand to the bereaved families and those who suffered injuries,” said Suleman.
He, however, did not specify what kind of assistance Sulom will give.
Suleman said two people were admitted to Blantyre Adventist Hospital (BAH), one to the Queens, five to Zomba and five others to Balaka Hospital.
“But one lady, Mervis Malonda, is still in a critical condition and is at the ICU [Intensive Care Unit] at the BAH,” said Suleman.
Among those who died during the accident were former Balaka stadium manager Fides Josaya, who was cashier at Balaka District Council, Wyson Kasambwe, who was health surveillance assistant (HSA) at Balaka District Hospital, Pastor Maxwell Jabili of Assemblies of God and Cosmas Mhura, who was working with Self-Help Africa.